East Meadow Boy Scout Honored For Volunteer Work

Ryan Thomas Hillman was presented a Legislative Citation by Legis. Norma Gonsalves.

An East Meadow Boy Scout was recently honored for the work he did on his Eagle Project.

Ryan Thomas Hillman was presented a Legislative Citation by Legis. Norma Gonsalves, R-East Meadow, at Temple B’Nai Torah in Wantagh for his final project, which was to improve the Nigerian dwarf goats’ food system by making it safer and healthier for them.

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He organized scouts to renovate and repair the existing goat house at Norman J. Levy Park & Preserve in Merrick by installing a window facing the sun to keep it drier and well ventilated.  He also repaired the exterior walls with a new coat of paint. 

These environmental improvements made the area safer for the goats and for the staff at the park. Hillman removed debris and weeds from the trails and cleaned up the area around the information kiosk.

He was able to coordinate volunteers from several scout troops, friends and family together with the assistance of Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray and the Parks Department.

Jim Pierce February 15, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Congrats to Ryan and his family as an example of another fine young man in Wantagh earning the rank of Eagle Scout and making a difference with a project that in most cases would have never been done due to lack of funding and budget contraints of the county. The amount of Scouts (Girls or Boys) and particually Eagle Scouts in Wantagh would astound the residents of Wantagh. Three Boy Scout Troops alone. Some of the best ran programs in all of Long Island, NY State if not the entire country.
Frank T February 15, 2013 at 04:09 PM
Is that Norma? I thought she left LI. She was nowhere to be found during the hurricane and blizzard. I guess she's a fair weather politician.


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